S.I.M Rating: 7.73 out of 10 (1 Votes)
Cast: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia and Matt Dillon
The 2006 documentary, Once In a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, chronicles the birth and ascension of what is arguably the most celebrated American soccer club, the Cosmos.
Narrated by Matt Dillon, Once In a Lifetime tells how, by film footage and interviews, the Cosmos came into being, their early struggles and eventual rise to dominance competing in the North American Soccer League (NASL). Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto, Gordon Bradley and Raphael de la Sierra are among the former star players featured.
Once In a Lifetime features an excellent soundtrack, with such noted performers as Steely Dan, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Donna Summer, Parliament, The Supremes, The Pretenders and Velvet Revolver, to name a few contributors.
ESPN participated in distribution of Once In a Lifetime.